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relating to or lying near the palate
produced with the front of the tongue near or touching the hard palate (as `y') or with the blade of the tongue near the hard palate (as `ch' in `chin' or `j' in `gin')
(of speech sounds); produced with the back of the tongue raised toward the hard palate; characterized by a hissing or hushing sound (as `s' and `sh')
a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate (like the initial sound in the English word `yeast')
a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
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